Let the games begin. It’s October 8th and I started stage two where I left off from stage one on May 12th. My GPS said I started in the same place I left off, but my legs, lungs, heart, balance, and stamina started a ways back in the trip. A long ways back.
But it was a beautiful day to ride. The sun was shining (I had to use sunscreen for the first time since I left Ohio) the temp. was a cool 60 degrees and the breeze was still asleep. The roads were mostly smooth and relatively flat. What more could I ask for. After about 20 miles I was asking for a motor.
I wasn’t pushing on this first day back but to tell you how slow I was riding, I was passed by a house. I had never been passed by a house before. Every house I ever saw along the way I always passed. I was tooling along on a two lane highway with no shoulder when I saw something very huge in my tiny rear view mirror. I hugged the side of the road as close as I could when a house drove by me. To be fair it was only half a house, with the other half in hot pursuit. I suppose one half was trying to catch the other which may explain why they were moving so fast. If the house had a garage I would have been tempted to pull in and take a break.
I did ride a little farther than I planned for the first day and made it to Alabama. I hope I don’t regret my ambition tomorrow.
Day 61 stats. I rode 36.7 miles averaging 12.2 mph, Max speed 16.2 mph, calories= 1547, Ave heart rate=135, (very out of shape), Max heart rate=155, Ascent= 617′, Descent= 604′, Max elevation=36′, Min elevation= -70′ (blub blub) Riding time was 3:01, Total time on the road= 4:06